[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SoaS] The Future of Sugar on a Stick

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 10:58:45 EDT 2009

In my view, the mailing list should be called "SoaS-Fedora". That's
the specific project the mailing list is intended to support, and we
haven't reached consensus that "Sugar on a Stick" should always refer
to the Fedora liveUSB project. Although that's clearly the case today
and for the forseeable future, as stated previously I think the
moniker should be used for the best liveUSB Sugar available, should an
easier to load-install-configure-troubleshoot alternate present


On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 2:36 PM, Mel Chua <metamel at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Sebastien's original question[2] is unanswered perhaps because it's
>>> been deemed maybe-already-answered[3] or "peripheral"
>> To the contrary, it seems to me that it remains unanswered only
>> because it has been deemed a very important question, one worth formal
>> consideration by a decision panel and the oversight board.
> Decision-making at SL is by consensus whenever possible
> (http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/Governance#Decision_Panels).
> One indication of how well our community successfully empowers people
> to do the things they think will best help Sugar is how *rarely* we
> need Authority From Above to swoop down and tell us How Things Shall
> Be. Every time we clarify our thoughts and come to a conclusion
> together, we make a decision, *and* we improve our ability to make
> decisions in the future. The way we learn how to more rapidly and
> clearly make decisions by consensus is by practicing
> decision-making-by-consensus. It's a tough thing to learn, as is the
> art of being a do-ocracy (with coding as one of many ways of Doing
> Something).
> That's how I see it, anyway.
> Anyway, in the interests of Doing Stuff, I filed a mailing list
> creation ticket (ownership set to bernie since he's the Infrastructure
> lead) http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1419 to take care of 4.1, and to
> give us a place to do the rest.
> The next thing I'll do (this evening) is to find the "What is a SL
> Project?" thread, do a similar summary of where we stand / blockers,
> and try to nudge 4.2 and 4.4 onwards (though it looks like Sebastian's
> pretty much got things from here); it sounds like Marketing (led by
> Sean, who's made his thoughts clear in this thread) should be driving
> consensus on 4.3, or possibly counseling the Decision Panel on it if
> the SLOBs announce/appoint a decision panel with a chair and a
> deadline for making a specific choice.
> These are all suggestions that I happen to think make sense and plan
> on moving forward on in the hopes that others will join me or
> course-correct me. Pushback/patches welcome. ;-)
> --Mel
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